Vacant Posts in Central Government Departments

The below detail was submitted in a written reply in the Parliament by the Minister of DOPT Shri V.Narayanasamy on 12th December 2013 to a question regarding the number of CentralGovernment employees is constantly decreasing due to non-filling up of vacancies for the last several years…

The Minister said that the details of the number of posts sanctioned, filled and vacant of RegularCivilian Employees in Central Government & Union Territory Administrations as per the ‘Brochure on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees for 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-12 brought out by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure), as on 1st March of the relevant year are as under:
As on Number of sanctioned posts Number of incumbents in position Number of vacant posts
1.3.2010 3602295 3068359 533936
1.3.2011 3663529 3081938 581591
1.3.2012 3684543 3084530 600013

The Ministries/Departments are required to fill the vacancies as per Recruitment Rules and extant guidelines. This Department issues instructions from time to time to all Ministries/Departments to fill up the vacant posts on timely basis. The data in this regard is not centrally maintained.

Source: PIB